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Volcanic Chicken Satay Recipe with Habanero Peppers

Here's a hot and spicy chicken satay recipe with plenty of flaming habanero peppers to compliment the delicious peanut sauce.


  • 2 pounds chicken tenders, cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • skewers for serving

For the Marinade

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 habanero peppers, chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, roasted, stemmed and seeded (how to roast a chili pepper)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Peanut Sauce

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2-3 teaspoons red curry paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Directions

  • MARINADE: Sauté onion in olive oil about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add minced garlic and cook 1 minute. Stir and remove from heat. Add to a mixing bowl.
  • To the bowl, add roasted poblano pepper, habanero peppers, ground ginger, turmeric, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir.
  • Add your chicken strips to the marinade and stir to coat.
  • Cover the bowl or transfer contents to a baggie and seal. Refrigerate about 4 hours, or overnight for more flavor.
  • CHICKEN: Heat a sauté pan to medium-high heat. Sear the chicken slices about 1 minute each side, then reduce heat to medium.
  • Add white wine to deglaze chicken, and cook about 5-6 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Set chicken aside.
  • PEANUT SAUCE: In a large pan, sauté onion in olive oil about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add 2-3 teaspoons red curry paste and stir. Cook about 2 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup water and 1 tablespoon sugar. Bring to a boil and stir.
  • Add 1/2 cup peanut butter and whisk it together.
  • Reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes.
  • Add more water at this point to achieve your desired consistency.
  • Add chicken into the sauce and cook about 5 minutes, or until chicken is warmed.
  • Remove from heat, then stir in lime juice and salt to taste.
  • Serve!

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